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SM City Bataan holds earthquake drill

SM City Bataan actively participated in the third quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) last September 7.

The earthquake drill, participated by shoppers, tenants, and employees, occurred during regular mall hours.

Evacuation and rescue drill simulations were carried out to increase and strengthen the mall’s Emergency Response Team preparedness and coordination among tasked units. Working hand in hand, the Medical and Search and Rescue Team gave first aid treatment to a mock-up trauma victim at SM City Bataan.

The Medical and Search and Rescue Team giving first aid treatment to a mock-up trauma victim

Staged at exactly 2 p.m., the drill demonstrated various crisis scenarios of an earthquake to raise public awareness about the proper emergency response during and after this hazard. Employees and tenants were evacuated to the open spaces after the simulated earthquake drill at SM City Bataan.

On top of the simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill, SM City Bataan also conducts an annual refresher course for its employees, tenants, and affiliates on fire and earthquake preparedness. Topics like worst-case scenarios during fire and earthquake, evacuation routes, and first aid treatment were tackled to build contingency plans to meet the realities that an earthquake will present when it strikes.

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